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2015 Edition
Competitions

NEW HORIZONS International Competition – innovative, author driven feature films, creative documentary, experimental and animated films.

Eligible for the New Horizons International Competition are:

  • films over 60 minutes
  • films that have never been presented in Poland at any public screenings

Awards*:

  • Grand Prix and 20,000 Euro in cashfor the director of the winning film selected by an international jury.|
    The winning film is guaranteed distribution** in Poland.
  • Audience Award – the winner is selected  by the audience.
    The winning film is guaranteed distribution** in Poland.
  • The prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI PRIZE)
    The winning film is guaranteed  distribution** in Poland.

None of the awards may be given ex-aequo. Each jury may award one special mention only.

 
FILMS ON ART International Competition – innovative, creative, author driven documentaries and docu-fictions on culture, music, art and artistic practices.

Eligible for the FILMS ON ART International Competition are:

  • films over 60 minutes
  • films that have never been presented in Poland at any public screenings
  • films completed after 1 January 2014

Awards*:

  • Best Film Award and 10,000 Euro in cash for the director of the winning filmselected by an international jury.

The winning film is guaranteed distribution** in Poland.

None of the awards may be given ex-aequo. Each jury may award one special mention only.

 
POLISH SHORT FILMS Competition – Polish documentaries, feature, experimental and animated films

Eligible for the POLISH SHORT FILMS Competition are:

  • films up to 30 minutes
  • films completed after January 1, 2014.

The Festival will not pay a screening fee for the selected films

 Awards*:

 The international jury will award three films:

  • 1st Award and 10.000 PLN in cash
  • 2nd Award and 7.000 PLN in cash
  • 3rd Award and 5.000 PLN in cash

The cash prizes will be awarded to the directors of the winning films.

Films that are eligible for Magnify Competition (2.5) can be submitted in both categories.

 
EUROPEAN SHORTS Competition – European innovative, creative and experimental works.

Eligible for the EUROPEAN SHORT FILMS Competition are:

  • European productions only
  • films up to 30 minutes,
  • films completed after January 1, 2014.

The Festival will not pay a screening fee the selected films

Awards*:

The international jury will award three films:

  • 1st Award and 2.000 Euro in cash
  • 2nd Award and 1.500 Euro in cash
  • 3rd Award and 1.000 Euro in cash

The cash prizes will be awarded to the directors of the winning films.


ZOOM Competition

“Zoom” Competition – documentaries, fiction, experimental films, animation, videoclips, videoart and  school shorts

In “Zoom” competition can participate:

  • films made by filmmakers living or studying in the Lower Silesia region, or produced by a company registered in the Lower Silesia region or films, which subject matter is directly related to the city of Wroclaw or Lower Silesia
  • films competed after 1 January 2014
  • feature and medium- length and shorts
  • films, that have a national distributor or financed in 100% by TV are excluded from the competition
  • the festival will not pay a screening fee for the selected films

Awards:

  • Award for the best film and 10.000 PLN for the director of the winning film
  • Award for the best videoclip and 5000 PLN for the director of the winning videoclip
  • “Zoom” fellowship for the filmmaker under 40 (living or studying in Lower Silesia) consisting of 1000 PLN paid monthly for a period of one year.

Films that are eligible for The Polish Short Films Competition (2.4) can be submitted in both categories.

* Competition awards are subject to taxation, according to art. 13, point 2 of the act on personal income tax concerning the participation in competitions in the fields of science, culture, art and journalism. The income tax rate for prize is 20% on the amount won, and it tax shall be deducted from the prizes before payment. For the avoidance of double taxation, the prize shall not be subject to taxation in Poland, if the directors of winning films deliver valid Certificate of Fiscal Residence to Festival Management (situated at: Zamenhofa 1, 00-153 Warsaw, Poland) before the prize money is paid. The New Horizons Association shall only deduct the amount stated in the submitted Cerificate.

** The winning films shall be distributed in Poland by the NEW HORIZONS Association. The NEW HORIZONS Association is a non-profit organization and has a limited budget for film purchases. If the requirements regarding the distribution’s fee are higher than the Association’s financial abilities, the film rights shall not be purchased.

*** Distribution award applies only to films that don't have Polish distributor.

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